Yakima’s Unique Attractions Part 3

Speckled with farmland, orchards and fields, the Yakima Valley is best known for their agricultural contribution to Washington State.  This next set of attractions will give your OOTs a close up look of what the Valley has to offer by way of cultivation. 

Heading a little further south into the city of Prosser, guests are treated to some home{town} sweets, courtesy of the well-known Chukar Cherry Company.

Chukar Headquarters

Located in the heart of wine country, Chukar Cherries manufactures everything they sell {which can also be found thriving inside of Seattle’s Pike Place Market}.  Founded in 1988, Chukar has come to produce a wide variety of gifts that “exemplify the regional bounty and natural flavors of the Pacific Northwest.” Using local fruits, Chukar yields a variety of “sweets & treats” including energy snacks, chocolate covered confections, pure fruit preserves, toppings and 100% natural condiments . . . “from our orchards to your door, Chukar does it all!”

Chukar Cherries Jam 

Cherry Empire Tin Tower


Chukar Cherry Company
320 Wine Country Road
P.O. Box 510
Prosser, WA 99350

However, don’t fill up too much on cherries and sweets at Chukar!  On your way back into Yakima, don’t forget to take a quick lunch break at the Darigold Dairy Fair cheese plant located in Sunnyside {owned and operated by the local dairy giant itself!} to sample a tasty array of locally produced cheese and ice cream!  

 Darigold Dairy Fair

Darigold sign

The Dairy Fair offers free, daily self-guided tours inside the factory {with accompanying closed loop videos}, a gift shop, deli and, of course, plenty of fresh cheese curds and ice cream to try + buy!  Though the tour may not be so action-packed, this 20-acre plant has become one of the most efficient and state-of-the-art operations in the world and produces almost 170 million pounds of cheese a year! That alone  makes it well worth a stop along your way . . . its fun {and yummy} for kids and adults alike. 

Darigold Ice Cream 2 {scream for ice cream}

The cheese plant is open year round, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Darigold Dairy Fair
400 Alexander Rd.
Sunnyside, WA  98944
Open Daily

Until tomorrow…


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One response to “Yakima’s Unique Attractions Part 3

  1. kenzie

    Chukar Cherries was featured on Rachael Ray’s Snack of the Day on her show a couple months ago! kind of exciting! 🙂

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